Podophyllum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Podophyllum?

Podophyllum uses homeopathy to treat chronic gastrointestinal ailments arising from gland failure in the digestive tract. The remedy is therefore used for severe diarrhea, flatulence, and inflammation of the pancreas, spleen, stomach and small intestine.

Leading symptoms

  • Tendency to faint with diarrhea or a bowel movement
  • Diarrhea during teething, early in the morning
  • Inflamed, painful ovaries
  • Grinding of teeth during the night
  • teething difficulties
  • Glowing hot cheeks

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Podophyllum?

Podophyllum feels cramping pains in the upper and lower abdomen, audible and tactile gurgling noises and contraction of the intestines.
The need for stool occurs spontaneously, painlessly and extremely urgently, with large amounts pouring out in a pulpy consistency or as a squirting liquid. Feces may contain undigested food, blood, and mucus.
The appearance may be due to food intolerance or poisoning of an acute or chronic nature. One complains of oppressive right-sided upper abdominal pain, which subsides on palpation and indicates liver disease. The innards appear heavy, pulling downward. One shows signs of jaundice, can swallow insufficiently because of lumpy sensations in the esophagus.
The rectum is prone to prolapse, it burns after defecation. A full stomach causes heart pressure. At night you whine and whimper in your sleep without waking up. In babies / toddlers, the symptoms often occur during the change of teeth.


Podophyllum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities:


  • prone position


  • heat
  • early in the morning

What are typical uses for Podophyllum?

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps

Areas of application in detail


Smelly, cast-like, bilious diarrhea, very voluminous, chronic, with admixture of mucus (so-called “hydrant stools”). Then burning rectum and feeling of emptiness in the stomach. risk of rectal prolapse.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Gastrointestinal complaints

Stomach colic and a feeling of pressure in the stomach area. You vomit bile, have severe flatulence and a bad taste in your mouth. Diarrhea and constipation alternate.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Podophyllum

Up to D3, Podophyllum requires a prescription. Potencies between 4X to 6X are given orally and invasively, and up to 12X depending on the appearance. The remedy can be supplemented with sodium chloratum (Natrium muriaticum).

Podophyllum dosage

In acute cases, five globules of Podophyllum D6 are given every hour until the symptoms noticeably subside. In the case of diarrhea, the drug is administered after a bowel movement. In general, a course of treatment with Podophyllum should not exceed three days.

Podophyllum in pregnancy

Podophyllum helps pregnant women with uterine and intestinal ailments that are only relieved by lying on their stomach. Causes here are mostly flatulence, stomach pain, diarrhea, but also hemorrhoids or uterine changes. The remedy is suitable for postnatal therapy when the described symptoms appear, especially when there is pain in the region of the right ovary, which is aggravated when the legs are stretched out. Podophyllum has proven particularly useful when a vagienal prolapse occurs in connection with childbirth.

Side Effects of Podophyllum

There are no known side effects or interactions with the homeopathic Podophyllum. From a dilution of D3, the agent can also be administered in self-medication. However, patients with chronic liver, bile duct or pancreas diseases should first seek homeopathic advice.

Typical potencies: D4 to D6

fabric type: medicinal plant


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